You didn’t think I’d leave you without folk music with St. Patrick’s day coming up, did you?
Of course you didn’t. Here’s one adapted from a William Allingham poem…
Get out your tissues for this one.
My favorite singalong song in this selection:
*goes down rabbit hole involving a YouTubed live performance of Robin Williamson covering “It’s All Over Now (Baby Blue)”* Sorry. Where was I?
That… was not technically Irish, but it was fantastic. Moving on!
This next one is quite special to me: years ago, the Future Ex-Husband and I went to a local restaurant for corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day. They’d hired bagpipers for the night, who went from dining area to dining area playing “The Orange and the Green” and a few other holiday standards; then they stopped. The pipers conferred for a few minutes… played “The Orange and the Green” again… stopped again… and then played this.
And we’ll end as we began—wondering why I’m playing the Irish Rovers and studiously ignoring “The Unicorn Song.”
Enjoy your holiday!